A giant wave kills a tourist in Mexico. On March 6, Huffington Post reported that a giant wave crashed on a beach, killing one American tourist and injuring another. The two tourists were walking near the famous stone arch in Cabo San Lucas when the wave hit them and dragged them in to the ocean.
The two tourists were rescued by the Navy, but only one of them survived. A 65-year-old woman was pronounced dead and a 70-year-old man was listed in serious condition. The relationship between the two people is unknown and they both had ID's on them from different states in the Midwest. Their names were not released.
Any giant wave that kills a tourist in a popular destination like Cabo certainly raises questions. It is unknown if the sea was rough or if there was a storm nearby that caused this rogue wave to grab these two people when it exploded on the beach, but this sounds very dangerous.
It is unknown how close to the water the two tourists were but the report said that they had been walking back to their hotel. The US Embassy in Mexico did not provide any further details and it is unknown if an investigation is pending.
The giant wave that killed the tourist had to be incredibly powerful. Tourists and visitors should be mindful of this event if traveling to the area in the future.
© Effie Orfanides 2013